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Damasio also defines his terms, which is crucial, as he means something very specific when he says feeling ("always hidden, like all mental images") instead of emotion ("actions or movements... visible to others as they occur in the face, in the voice, in specific behaviors"). Using an impressive array of biological and psychological research, Damasio makes a compelling case for his idea of the feeling brain as crucial for survival and sense of self. But this isn't just a book about brain science. It's a record of an intellectual journey, a diary of Damasio's musings about history, philosophy, and Spinoza's life, all wrapped up in a simply astonishing explanation of a subject most of us don't give a thought to--the feelings that we live by. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Damasio's books offer deep insight into our emotions and feelings and defines them in a unique way by tracing their evolution in the body and the brain. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wayne Weiss
neuroscience is today's philosophy.
Feelings are just another mental process no just thoughts, complex mental process.Emotions are first then feelings....
This is an excellent summary of the amazing recent developments in neuroscience and the early history of the development of Secularism. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Ken R Young
This is an excellent book. It is well written with functional examples. It validates the neurophysiological links that run throughout our entire body.... Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by Lynda Lou
Having first read Professor Damasio's fourth book in this series "When self Comes to Mind," and having been so impressed with that book (which pulls together a lot of the materials... Read morePublished on October 24, 2011 by Herbert L Calhoun
[In a heavy German accent] "Tell me, how do you feel?" Or so the stereotypical psychologist is known for asking--known for good reason, however. Read morePublished on November 10, 2010 by Heidi Hasbun